The script originally had a date in a diner. In an exclusive clip from a new documentary, the director of “Rocky” recalls how that changed.
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After a successful comeback in Creed, which has grossed $103 million at the U.S. box office,Sylvester Stallone revealed in a new interview with Variety that he’s already getting ready to step back in the ring for another sequel where he’ll play Rocky Balboa. MGM, which financed the Warner Bros. release with New Line, is onboard. It’s not clear if Ryan Coogler, who is in negotiations for Marvel’s Black Panther, will return as director of the next Creed.
A few weeks ago, Sylvester Stallone posted a behind-the-scenes video from Creed to his Twitter account, showing star Michael B. Jordan taking a real punch from boxing world champion Tony Bellow (who played his onscreen rival “Pretty” Ricky Conlan). Turns out that getting KO’d by a pro is a Rocky tradition. On Monday’s Tonight Show, franchise creator Stallone (who produced and co-stars in Creed) told host Jimmy Fallon that Jordan’s knockout was his “initiation” into the Rocky family. Watch the clip above.
Sylvester Stallone in the original ‘Rocky’ (Everett) By Carrie Rickey In 1986, when I told my nephew that I was moving to Philadelphia, the L.A. high-school junior asked, “Is that near Boston?” “It’s between New York and D.C.,” I replied. I wondered then — and I still do now, as the Italian Stallion passes the boxing gloves to the son of his onetime rival Apollo Creed in director Ryan Coogler’s new drama Creed that’s hitting theaters on Thanksgiving. From The Philadelphia Story to Trading Places, the Philly story onscreen has mostly been about blue bloods and blue collars initially at odds, but ultimately finding common cause. “Stallone made the Horatio Alger story, tarnished and suspect during Vietnam, credible again,” film historian Jeanine Basinger told me in 2001.
In fact, as Michael B. Jordan told Yahoo Movies in the video above, he requested that the caterers brought cheesesteaks to the set after he finished all of his boxing scenes, so the actor could pig out. In fact, that was the controversial preference offered up by nearly everyone that Yahoo spoke to from the film, including director Ryan Coogler. Tessa Thompson, who co-stars in the film, is also on the chicken bandwagon — but even more controversially, doesn’t like ketchup.
The latest trailer for Creed, a new sequel/spinoff of the Rocky franchise by Fruitvale Station writer-director Ryan Coogler, offers some details about its characters, and a gut-punch to fans of the long-running boxing franchise. Creed is meant to function as a generational torch-passing: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), the underdog boxer at the center of six films, becomes the mentor of a fresh-faced young fighter named Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), who just so happens to be the son of Rock’s old pal/rival Apollo.